|All Along the Way|
My wonderful husband brings me to the best places to eat. Actually the food here was delicious. Well off the beaten path, it came highly recommended.
I have learned words such as, dat, y'all and N'Arlins and may be developing a slight drawl. I have met such wonderful people along the way. There was John, Reggie, Terrance, T Bone, Ian, Wayne and Mike. Each had a story and Judy says I just seem to attract them. There was the young pregnant woman who I let in front of me, waiting for the ladies room. She told me that she was expecting triplets and homeless. My heart just bled for her.
I learned to eat jambalaya, gumbo, grits, white gravy, beignets and had a lesson on how to eat crawfish. Crawfish are just mini lobsters, looks like someone shrunk them in the dryer!
I took my first horse and buggy ride, rode the trolley, drank a Hurricane, which is a wonderful mixture of rum and fruit juices. I listened to jazz and the blues, took a steamboat ride on the Mississippi while it was cresting at it's highest level in years. Visited many galleries and shops and enjoyed learning about local art and artists. I now have a new favorite and will purchase a print of his online. The old cemeteries are awesome and no stay in N'Arlins would be complete without visiting at least one.
I have witnessed who-ha's and ta ta's and pray to God that my grand-children don't visit Bourbon Street until they are at least forty!
Locals here are very nervous about the river cresting and wish never to relive the horror of Katrina. I pray that this magical place be spared and the farmers in the flooded areas be well taken care of. N'arlins an unforgettable experience!
On the road again!